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A Man for All Seasons Essay | Critical Essay #2

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Critical Essay #2

The following excerpt contains Tynan's review of A Man for All Seasons, which originally appeared in the Observer in 1960. Following the text of Tynan's review is Bolt's response to certain points made by Tynan in his review; this appeared in the next edition of the Observer. Following Bolt's article is Tynan's response to it. The discussion in this excerpt centers around Tynan's contention that Bolt is more concerned with Thomas More's personal character and opinions than he is with the historical significance of More's ideas or the time in which the events chronicled in the play took place.

A dramatist, screenwriter, and critic, Tynan was a prominent figure in English theater during the 1950s and 1960s.

In A Man for All Seasons, Robert Bolt has chopped the later career of Sir Thomas More into a series of short and pithy episodes, each of which is prefaced by a...

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